Accident prevention management systems, technical improvements, training and information and change management are all essential. Nevertheless, every day, every member of the company takes decisions that have a direct impact on their own safety.
Even if SMEs and major groups have become aware of the importance of the behavioural aspect of safety over the last few years, it was only recently that they started to really look for well adapted solutions.
In a company where all the players follow the procedures, which are themselves governed by a management system, the accident rate can remain low. On the other hand, in certain activities such as maintenance, where operators intervene on dangerous systems on customer premises, far from any managerial presence, does the system have any power over them?
The individual retains his own free will and, in this environment outside the company, where he often works alone, he acts according to his convictions and values. This means that the system is inoperative.